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An evolutionary learning community: How “artscience” emerges through evolutionary systems design


2004 2004

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This dissertation presents research on the experience of societal transformation. Essentially, it supports the thesis that, as a society, we can change our world through cultural practice with systems of syntony. I develop the working hypothesis of an emergent artscience community, explaining how a reciprocal approach between the arts and sciences or artscience (Siler, 1990) addresses the challenges to humanity. My research verifies the practice of evolutionary conceptual technologies enabling artistscientists to become partners in humanitarian sociocultural development. Using Evolutionary Systems Design (ESD)---a method of sociocultural inquiry---I guide and describe the experience of an Evolutionary Learning Community (ELC) responding to the requirements of sustainable development (cf. A. Laszlo, 2001). The data are consistent with General Evolution Theory principles.

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Subject
Social structure;
Social studies education;
Social psychology
Classification
0700: Social structure
0534: Social studies education
0451: Social psychology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Psychology; Artscience; Evolutionary systems design; Learning community; Social transformation; Sustainability
Title
An evolutionary learning community: How “artscience” emerges through evolutionary systems design
Author
Rivera-Medellin, Gregorio
Number of pages
583
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0392
Source
DAI-A 66/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542371745, 054237174X
Advisor
Laszlo, Alexander
University/institution
California Institute of Integral Studies
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3192301
ProQuest document ID
305097640
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305097640
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